14-year-old scientist predicted a major earthquake near San Francisco
By Alison Bert | Posted on 26 August 2014
On July 29, Suganth Kannan stood before scientists at the 3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change in San Francisco and told them that a major earthquake "will be coming soon."
Using the mathematical model he devised, he predicted a magnitude 5.0 to 9.0 quake would occur within six months at a "prediction point" that turned out to be 50 miles from Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, which injured more than 100 people and caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.
It's been two years since Kannan introduced his "Innovative Mathematical Model for Earthquake Prediction." He was invited to the Fifth Annual Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA) in The Hague – unbeknownst to the organizers that he was just 12 years old. ...